Elizabeth came on strong to help the Varsity Girls at the championship meets, finishing as the Irish’s #2 runner at WCAL, CCS and State. At WCAL Finals, she ran her first-ever sub-20, clocking 19:58. At CCS, she finished in 9th place to help the Irish qualify for State for the third year in a row. Running at the State Meet, she ran a solid 20:26 for 5K
Dylan ran his best races at the end of the season, finishing as the Irish’s #3 runner at WCAL, CCS and State. At the WCAL Finals, he ran 16:59.8 to break 17 minutes and help the Irish to their fastest team time since 1982 (83:34). At CCS, he placed 17th, passing three runners in the last mile including a Riordan runner by .2 seconds in the final steps of the race. That created a two-point swing which allowed the Irish to beat Riordan to qualify for State. At State, he ran 17:29 for 5K in his final SHC race.
The Irish followed up last year’s historic season by winning the school’s second consecutive WCAL and their second consecutive CCS Open Division title (Open Division is the top 8 teams regardless of enrollment division). The team defeated St. Francis in the semi-finals in a 5-set thriller (coming back after losing the first two sets), then beat Archbishop Mitty 3-0 in the Finals. The Irish finished the season ranked #3 in the Bay Area by 49ers Cal-High Sports, #7 in the State and #28 in the nation by MaxPreps.
Nya average 16.5 points per game in December. She was named to the All-Tournament Teams at both the Cardinal Newman Tournament and the West Coast Jamboree.
In December, Ray John averaged 18 points, 7 rebounds and 2 steals per game. He helped the Irish to wins over Christopher, Leadership Academy and Mission.
Simone, the senior captain scored 4 clutch goals this month, one in each game that was either the game winning or tying goal. Simone was second on the team in minutes played and also had an assist.
In four games, Diego scored 6 goals and had 3 assists to lead the Irish to a 4-1-1 record in December.
Frank had an overall individual record of 11 wins and 4 losses in December. He made it to the finals in every tournament in which he competed including taking a 1st at the Redwood Rumble and a 2nd at the Lou Bronzan.
Boys Cross Country
After sitting out all of September after transferring, Andrew burst on the scene for the Irish. In his debut at the Serra/Crystal Spring Invite, he ran 15:52 the fastest time on the Crystal Springs course since 1982. At the WCAL #2 at the Polo Fields, he placed 3rd (15:42) which helped the Varsity Boys place 4th in the meet.
Girls Cross Country
Sabina led the Varsity girls at the Scott Bauhs Invite, the Serra/Crystal Springs Invite and at WCAL #2 Polo Fields. At the Polo Fields, she was the only Irish runner to break 20 minutes, running 19:57 for the 3 mile course. The Irish are ranked 2nd in CCS Division 3 thanks to her leading the pack.
TYRICE IVY JR.